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The Military Cross was instituted as a Decoration on December 28th, 1914, to
reward Distinguished Services rendered by Officers of certain ranks in the army
in time of war. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry. Since August
1st, 1918, it has, like the D.S.O., been awarded for "services in action" only.
ALLERTON, 2/Lieutenant Arthur Russell ... ... ... ... 8/Liverpool
E. of YPRES, 20th September, 1917. He captured an enemy strong point with his platoon and held it in spite of continual artillery and machine-gun fire. He displayed coolness and self-possession throughout, which had the greatest influence on his men.